signed Kiyochika with artist's seal Kiyochika, limited edition seal on verso, Shuzuri ichi-hyaku mai kagiri no uchi, dai ni ban (printed in a limited edition of 100, number 2), followed by small red square seal, Watanabe, published ca. 1919
otanzaku tate-e 22 1/4 by 8 1/8 in., 56.4 by 20.5 cm
This print was likely based on a painting, perhaps commissioned specifically for the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962). Although it was published posthumously, the large size of the print itself and the limited edition number on verso is typical of Watanabe's early experimentations with artists, subjects, sizes and formats in his quest to establish a new genre of Japanese woodblock printmaking in the 1910s and early 1920s.
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